Friday, February 29, 2008

I'm Out

Finally getting ready to go, keep feeling like I am forgetting something. All I have left is my mani-pedi-wax and then I will be on a plane for the other side of the world.

Did I forget to mention that I am totally sick? With bronchitis and the flu. Awesome. Thank God my doctor is awesome too and she gave me some hardcore drugs to sleep the flight away. Hopefully the sun and sand will assist the bronchitis, and I get better really soon.

See you in 3 weeks!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


That's right people. T minus 7 days and I will be on a 14 hour flight to South America for 3 weeks. Is it too late to back out?

I have been quietly freaking out about this trip for so many reasons; my anxiety getting the better of me, and lashing out a Dirty in a really mean way.

My main issue: my parents. They have been shitting all over this trip since we bought the tickets, but since the day is getting closer, they are going hardcore on me. My parents are old-school Italian, so they are concerned with what other people with think that their hussy of an unmarried daughter is going away for 3 weeks with her boyfriend. In my father's words, a stranger that can leave me on the side of the road with no way to get home. The funny thing is that Dirty and I have been together for 1 year and they didn't create such a fuss when we went to Mexico together after 5 months, so I don't understand why they are freaking out now. There is so much more to the story, but that is the jist.

Anyway, I am really excited about this trip, and can't wait.


For V-D, we kept it low-key, and made a deal about not spending more than 10 dollars on a gift. I got Dirty a sketch pad he can bring with us, and he got me a bunch of books to take on our trip. He also surprised me by cooking me dinner: Sauteed scallops with a sherry sauce, and steamed lobster with butter and potatoes, champagne, and a chocolate mousse tarte he bought. Awesome. My man can COOK! I know, enough with the bragging, but one more thing? He really does buy the perfect cards for me. They are just right, not so fakely sappy, but have the perfect sentiment. Beats the homemade card I made him from work 1/2 hour before I saw him. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I Heart My AeroGarden

Since it is V-D, i thought I would express my love for my AeroGarden, the greatest gift I have received in recent years. (Don't tell Dirty I said that.) I swear, that thing is magical. Currently I am growing lettuce in it, and let me tell you what a difference the taste and freshness is from bagged lettuce from the supermarket.

I have begun treating my AeroGarden, whom I have affectionately named Sevvie, (after Snape of course), as my child, and get excited on my commute home to see him, and how much he has grown. Recently, I did a major pruning, so there is not much left and he looks pretty naked. I am scared to leave him when I leave for my trip, because no one takes care of your kids better than you do.

Let me tell you, for someone who is a certified plant killer, this is foolproof. Love It.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


As it always happens, I have been neglecting this blog for the good things that have been happening in my life. So back to my bulleted point lists... you know how I love them.

1. Sidekick is really feeling the pain of her promotion. She inherited a unit that has so many problems, and with that, her boss is micormanaging her to the nth degree. Can you say KARMA? She has been "working from home" more than usual, because she can't bear to be in the office and face her supervisor. Guess who she turns to for help to be the middle man? Yep. Me. Listen I am going on vacay in less than 3 weeks, and more to the point, I don't give an F about her petty problems. I am more concerned with finding a bathing suit to hide my fat ass.

2. 2 staff have resigned from there positions. Sidekick thinks there is a conspiracy against her. Paranoid much? What do you expect when during staff meetings she tells the staff that if they don't like it they can do her a favor and leave. Loyalty is earned, not expected.

3. A year with Dirty flew by really fast. I wanted to keep it low-key with the trip and everything so I didn't get him anything. He bought me a bracelet that I was eyeing and a new pair of kicks. He loves me in sneaks for some reason. This is the second pair he bought me. Both pink. Hmm, trying to get girly colors on me somehow. I see his game.

4. Getting ready for the trip. Bought a new set of luggage, and packed all of my summer clothes. Pesky work getting in the way of my fun. A little secret? My mind has left the building a long time ago. Trip Advisor is my new supervisor now.

I'll keep you all posted. I still have pics of my Christmas tree to post. Late.